The Media Research Center is accepting rolling applications to join the next class of MRC interns. Our competitive internship program provides the on-the-job training needed to succeed in today’s fast-paced, demanding journalism industry.
Interns will have the opportunity to play an active role in accomplishing the MRC’s mission.
You can apply to work in one of the many divisions of the MRC.
For example, if you are selected to intern in the News Analysis Division, here is an example what your resume could look like at the end of your intern program:
News Analysis Intern
News Analysis Division, NewsBusters.org, Media Research Center - Reston, VA
- Monitored and analyzed over 200 media sources--performing fact-checking and assessing bias
- Wrote 15 blog posts for the conservative blog, NewsBusters--which has a reach of over 1.5 million website visits per month, a Facebook following of over 2.7 million, and over 168k+ Twitter followers
- Authored a content piece that received over 300k clicks, and was picked up by FoxNews, Drudge Report, and The Mark Levin Show
- Contributed to the News Analysis Division’s 2017 major research project
- Networked with Media Research Center staff and fellow interns to build professional relationships
In addition to adding to your resume, as an MRC intern you will enjoy:
- Intern lunches with MRC Founder and President, Brent Bozell, conservative guest speakers, and members of senior staff
- Professional development opportunities to get feedback on resume, interview strategies, and managing your social media presence
- Networking events at conservative nonprofits and think tanks, professional happy hours, and conferences like the Values Voter Summit, CPAC, and YAF National Conservative Student Conference
Oh, and did we mention that this is a PAID internship?
The ideal intern candidate will have excellent writing skills, a proven ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, and a positive attitude. Candidates will also have completed, or be working toward, an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; they will have an awareness of current events/media and a holistic understanding of conservative principles.
Internships are full-time, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm for a total of 12 weeks. While this is the commitment we ask for, we have flexibility to accommodate class schedules and/or other scheduling conflicts.
To apply for an internship, complete the online application and include your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples in your submission.
If you have questions, email Veronica Lark (firstname.lastname@example.org). No calls, please.
The Media Research Center is a research and education organization that has been been the nation’s premier media watchdog since 1987.
We could not accomplish our mission of exposing and neutralizing the propaganda arm of the left, the national news media, without the help of our talented interns. Interns come to MRC during the spring, summer, and fall semesters and work alongside MRC staff in a rewarding and fast-paced environment.
The Media Research Center’s unwavering commitment to neutralizing left-wing bias in the news media and popular culture has influenced how millions of Americans perceive so-called objective reporting.
We integrating cutting-edge news monitoring capabilities with a sophisticated marketing operation and reach nearly 203.6 million Americans each week to educate them about left-wing bias in the media.
CNSNews interns find, research, and write news articles on CNSNews.com. Interns gain hands-on experience interviewing and reporting on Capitol Hill and at the White House.
News Analysis interns watch, analyze, document, expose, and blog bias on the major news networks. NAD interns combat liberal media bias on the front lines.
MRCTV interns shoot and edit real-world video assignments, as well as contribute to our high-profile blog on current event topics.
MRC Business interns analyze the media's coverage of business and economic issues — everything from taxes to climate change.
MRC Culture interns analyze the media’s coverage of social and cultural issues — including attacks on the sanctity of human life and religion.
IT Interns assist with building new web pages, project management, and enhancing existing website functionality.
Development interns assist in supporting the entire organization by working with our development team to communicate MRC's mission to our supporters.
Marketing interns gain experience in communications, database marketing and analytics, social media, direct response marketing, and web and graphic design.
- Excellent writing skills
- A positive attitude
- An interest in and knowledge of current events and media
- The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
- A holistic understanding of conservative principles based on limited government, traditional values, and a strong national defense
- Team spirit, integrity, and the ability to work well with people
IN THEIR WORDS
“I LOVED interning for the Media Research Center. As an MRC Culture intern, I was treated more like an employee than an intern. My bosses respected me and entrusted me with real responsibility and dealines. Not only did I learn how to write properly, but how to crank out multiple well-written articles in just one day. I would highly recommend this internship to anyone with a desire to pursue journalism or politics.”
Callista Ring, MRC Culture Intern
“If you are looking for a coffee-fetching, data-entering, boring internship, MRC is not for you. Because at MRC, you will be writing articles that will be read by thousands of people, working in an exciting and fast-paced environment, and meeting the same expectations as full-time staff. Not only was my internship at MRC an absolute blast, but it gave me invaluable experience and connections that I will take with me everywhere I go.”Maggie McKneely, MRC Culture Intern
“Interning for the MRC taught me what it means to be a real journalist.”Joe Setyon, CNSNews.com Intern
“This internship is anything but ‘fake news.’ You learn and do a lot, under the leadership of the one-and-only Brent Bozell, a leader in the conservative movement.”Jackson Richman, NewsBusters Intern
“My time at the MRC was something I will cherish for the rest of my life, as the people in my department made me feel a part of the organization from day one. I could not have asked for a better opportunity for my first internship. I learned a tremendous amount about real world opportunities, and the connections I made I will keep for the rest of my life!”William Boyd, Marketing Intern
“Interning at the MRC was a great experience because it enabled me to learn about nonprofits and development while working in a welcoming, family-like environment.”Rachel Cartegna, Development Intern
“The MRC gives interns the same experience and opportunities as employees, while assisting them and providing tips and pointers when needed. It is an excellent place to gain real-world experience and exposure in the media realm whil learning more about the business from seasoned professionals.”Gage Cohen, CNSNews.com Intern
“My internship at Media Research Center was an excellent opportunity to engage in the important media bias debate from a substantive, fact-based perspective. I had the opportunity to deconstruct bias in a way that was deliberate and meaningful, which made for a hugely rewarding experience.”Michael Johns, NewsBusters Intern
“The MRC was a great experience for me because it prepared me to be in a real life work environment. The people there were very helpful and friendly. I had a great time making connections and learning, which is why I would highly recommend this internship to anyone looking for one.”Alexis Thomasi, NewsBusters Intern
“I had the opportunity to learn and be a part of several functions of the Media Research Center, including blog contribution, studio setup, video editing, and on-site filming! It was an incredible and invaluable opportunity.”Bryan Michalek, MRCTV Intern
“In a United States where liberal media bias is becoming increasingly outrageous, working at the MRC helped me to learn for myself what future generations of conservatives can do to stand up for truth and traditional American values.”Kevin Baker, NewsBusters Intern